The Galaxy Railways, Vol. 1: Ahead Full!

ISBN 13: 9781421012841

The Galaxy Railways, Vol. 1: Ahead Full!

 
9781421012841: The Galaxy Railways, Vol. 1: Ahead Full!

Carrying on his deceased father and brother's will, Manabu Yuuki joins the Space Defense Force to protect the safety of the Galaxy Railways. Manabu faces many challenges as he rises from the ranks of the SDF, dealing with accidents, natural disasters, rescue operations and space pirates along all lines of the railway. The fleet of the Galaxy Railways transports countless galactic citizens from one exotic planet to the next, protected by the SDF, the elite force protecting the Railways Fleet against terrorists, meteor storms, and malicious alien life. These are the stories of those that travel the Galaxy Railways system and the people that are sworn to protect it. No one knows these stories better than Layla Destiny Shura, the leader of the system with the uncanny ability to see the fates of all those who travel on the Galaxy Railways.

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The Galaxy Railways continues Leiji Matsumoto's romantic vision of a future in which 19th-century-style trains link star systems. Following the example of his heroic father and brother, Manabu Yuuki joins the Space Defense Force (SDF), charged with defending the interstellar railways. He fights hijackers and pirates, and rescues a man from a ghost train. The dramatic animation of glittering engines hurtling through space retains its appeal, even if a train whistling and puffing steam in a vacuum violates the laws of physics. A bigger problem is the general lack of originality. Manabu's dashing father is a Captain Harlock look-alike, and SDF commander Layla Destiny Shula bears more than a passing resemblance to Maetel, Emeraldas, and other Matsumoto heroines. The storylines feel equally recycled. Extras include a brief interview with Matsumoto, scenes from the Japanese recording sessions, and the usual character profiles. (Rated TV PG, suitable for ages 12 and older: violence) --Charles Solomon

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